WOMEN’S TENNIS EARNS DOUBLES POINT IN LOSS AT PORTLAND

WOMEN’S TENNIS EARNS DOUBLES POINT IN LOSS AT PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. – To close the regular season Sacramento State won two of three doubles matches to take the first point of the match but Portland came back with four singles victories for a 4-1 win on Sunday.

The Hornets ended the regular season with a 9-17 overall record after finishing Big Sky play on Saturday with a 7-4 conference mark. Portland moved to 8-10 with the non-conference win.

The Pilots took the No. 1 doubles match, 6-3, but the Hornets rallied back to win the first point of the match. Sophomore Sofia Wicker and redshirt freshman Carolina Chernyetsky picked up a 6-4 win at No. 3 and Sacramento State clinched the doubles point as senior Andie Mouzes and freshman Karina Vyrlan outlasted Radina Dimitrova and Tatiana Grigoryan, 7-5, in the No. 2 match.

Sacramento State won the first set in three of the six singles matches but could not complete a victory. The Pilots had straight-set wins at No. 1 and 2 to begin singles play and at No. 3 Wicker won the first set over Grigoryan but ultimately dropped a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 decision.

Anna Oberg completed the Portland victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Chernyetsky at No. 5. Freshman Sofia Gulnova won the first set at No. 3 but trailed 3-6, 6-1, 4-1 in the third set when play was halted. At No. 6 Hornet redshirt freshman Louisa Brunetti also won the first set, 6-3, over Kara Okazaki but the second set never began after the Pilots secured the team win.